Runestad votes to override governor’s veto of tax relief

State Rep. Jim Runestad today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Recognize Law Enforcement Every Day – Not Just January 9th

By state Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake        On Jan. 9, the legislature recognized National Law Enforcement Day as a day to give thanks to those who protect us. As a state legislator, I would like to extend my sincere respect and gratitude to all of those in law enforcement for their…

Rep. Runestad named a “Library Champion” by Library Association

  State Rep. Jim Runestad received the “Library Champion” award from the Michigan Library Association on Jan. 11. “It’s a great honor to receive this award from the Michigan Library Association,” Rep. Runestad said. “Libraries serve a vital role in our local communities and I will keep fighting for their continued support and funding.” The…

Rep. Runestad to host evening coffee hour in Milford

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake will host an evening coffee hour on Monday, Jan. 22 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Public Library located at 330 Family Drive in Milford. “This special evening coffee hour is a great alternative for residents who want to participate in my local office hours at…

Rep. Runestad posts perfect voting record for 2017

State Rep. Jim Runestad finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “I was sent to Lansing to represent the good people of the 44th District,” Rep. Runestad said. “I’m immensely proud of my perfect voting record. My constituents expect no less.” Rep. Runestad is currently…

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Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Jan. 12

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Jan. 12. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Runestad said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is an important part of being a…

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Rep. Runestad announces grant opportunities for Oakland County Fair

Rep. Jim Runestad today announced two grant opportunities provided by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) for the improvement of fairground facilities and financial support for livestock expositions at the Oakland County Fair next summer. “These grants are a great opportunity to preserve and enhance such a cherished local tradition like the…

Rep. Runestad announces local skilled-training grant

Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a grant award of $7,835 to a local Milford business. A.B. Heller was awarded funds from the 2018 GoingPRO-Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for the development of a skilled-training program in their manufacturing company. “Michigan is suffering from a huge deficit in qualified, skilled trade workers and I am pleased…

Michigan House approves legislation creating ‘Foster Children’s Bill of Rights’

Runestad: Legislation empowers kids going through traumatic times Legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad as part of a bipartisan package offering Michigan foster children some much-needed stability was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. The legislation creates the Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy, which spells out the rights all…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Dec. 8

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Dec. 8. “I always value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “As a legislator, my primary focus is being accessible and accountable to…

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Rep. Runestad to host local coffee hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Nov. 10. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of community members is one of my top priorities…

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Legislators meet church leaders; declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day

The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan resolution offered by state Reps. Jim Runestad and Klint Kesto declaring October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day in the state of Michigan on Wednesday. The resolution was prepared in coordination with the American Middle East Christian Congress which hosted a luncheon and presentation for members of…